ST. LOUIS—Boeing is investing $5 million over the next five years to expand the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center here. The investment will help fund a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility, accelerate workforce development programs, and grow the region’s talent pipeline and technical and manufacturing abilities.

St. Louis-area economic development and business leaders established the center in 2020 to help build a more diversified and resilient advanced manufacturing sector in the region. The new 130,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility will house workforce development programs, leading-edge R&D, and prototyping and production capacity spanning multiple industries, including aerospace, ag tech, automotive, biomedical, construction, geospatial and logistics.

Boeing’s partnership with the center aims to establish St. Louis’ North Central Corridor as an advanced manufacturing innovation and technology hub over the next decade by creating one central site, with an expandable campus, that can support the entire advanced manufacturing process from conception to production.

In addition to funding, Boeing Phantom Works Vice President Steve Nordlund will join the center’s board of directors.